Recipes and Cooking Open-Face Pesto-Chicken Burgers 4.6 (22) Fresh mozzarella cheese tops these grilled chicken burgers. They're served on a slice of ciabatta bread that's been topped with fresh basil leaves. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 1, 2009 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 25 mins Grill Time: 12 mins Total Time: 37 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound uncooked ground chicken or ground turkey 4 tablespoon purchased basil pesto ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese 3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon kosher salt or salt 2 3-inch pieces ciabatta bread or four 3/4-inch-thick slices rustic Italian bread 2 tablespoon olive oil 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese 2 cup fresh basil leaves, arugula, or spring garden mix 8 small tomato slices Ground black pepper Directions In bowl combine ground chicken, half of the pesto, the Parmesan, garlic, and salt. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick oval patties (to fit bread). Halve ciabatta horizontally. Brush cut side of ciabatta or both sides of Italian bread with olive oil; set aside (reserving any extra oil). For a charcoal grill, place patties on greased rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, 10 to 13 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (165 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling. Top each patty with a mozzarella slice. Cover grill; grill 1 to 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Add bread and grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until toasted. (For gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as above.) Arrange greens on toasted bread. Top with chicken patties and tomato slices. Stir any remaining olive oil into remaining pesto and drizzle over all. Sprinkle with coarsely ground black pepper. Makes 4 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 606 Calories 36g Fat 35g Carbs 36g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 606 % Daily Value * Total Fat 36g 46% Saturated Fat 9g 45% Cholesterol 126mg 42% Sodium 902mg 39% Total Carbohydrate 35g 13% Total Sugars 2g Protein 36g Vitamin C 9.4mg 47% Calcium 302.9mg 23% Iron 3.6mg 20% Potassium 849mg 18% Folate, total 133.1mcg Vitamin B-12 1.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.7mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.